Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Stain

17 September 2020 The New York Times Crossword

We have 36 answers for the crossword clue Stain. We last saw the 'Stain' clue in The New York Times Crossword on Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  • A soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
  • A symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
  • (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
  • Color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"
  • Color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
  • The state of being covered with unclean things
  • Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
  • Produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Stain'.

saint
  • A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
satin
  • A smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

DYE

Color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"

MAR

A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"

TAR

A man who serves as a sailor

4 Letters

BLOT

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

DIRT

Disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

MARK

Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"

SMUT

Creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire

SOIL

Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

SPOT

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

5 Letters

BRAND

A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

FILTH

An offensive or indecent word or phrase

GRIME

The state of being covered with unclean things

SATIN

A smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

SMEAR

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

SULLY

French statesman (1560-1641)

TAINT

The state of being contaminated

TINGE

A pale or subdued color

6 Letters

BLOTCH

An irregularly shaped spot

DEFILE

A narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

GREASE

Lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"

GRUNGE

The state of being covered with unclean things

IMBRUE

Permeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"

SMIRCH

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

STIGMA

A skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

7 Letters

BLEMISH Howard

A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"

SOILURE

The act of soiling something

SPLOTCH

An irregularly shaped spot

TARNISH

Discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

8 Letters

BESMIRCH

Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

DISCOLOR

Lose color or turn colorless; "The painting discolored"

DISHONOR

Lacking honor or integrity

MACULATE

Morally blemished; stained or impure

9 Letters

DISCOLOUR

Change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"

12 Letters

IMPERFECTION

The state or an instance of being imperfect

13 Letters

DISCOLORATION

The act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded

14 Letters

DISCOLOURATION

The act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded

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